Home Automation

Sony Electronics Announces Crystal LED BH- and CH-series Displays

Four New Lower Cost Options Inherit Stunning Picture Quality and Ease of Installation Optimized for Corporate and Retail Environments Sony Electronics is launching two scalable new series of their award-winning Crystal LED premium displays. The bright and rich BH-series (ZRD-BH12D and ZRD-BH15D) and the immersive CH-series (ZRD-CH12D and ZRD-CH15D) are designed for corporations, retail environments and screening rooms. Both new series will be available in a…

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Home Technology Association Continues to Connect the Home Technology and Design/Build Industries

HTA CEO Josh Christian connects trades via initiatives and thought leadership at KBIS and IBS 2023.  The Home Technology Association (HTA) — the go-to resource for the most qualified and professional home technology integrators — has made great progress with ongoing initiatives that connect the home technology industry and the architect/designer/builder communities to mutual benefit. HTA CEO Josh Christian will…

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Power Spotlight: The Next Frontier of Home Integration

What integrators need to know about home power management Homeowners expect to manage their HVAC system, lighting and water filtration systems, but if the power grid is down or isn’t properly working or protected, none of their home integration programs matter. That’s why companies are starting to expand into home power management. We spoke with two manufacturers working in this…

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Universal offers Matter-Certified Products for Interoperability across Entertainment, HVAC and Smart Home Devices

Universal Electronics (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced its new Matter qualified products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023. Smart homes have been known to have difficulties, for years, with compatibility and interoperability issues within their electronic devices and apps. Such issues have challenged the evolution of smart home systems.  Mattter has become the standard solution for many major companies in fixing…

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Home Connectivity Alliance Announces HCA Interface Specification 1.0

Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), an organization dedicated to the development and promotion of secure interoperability and energy savings across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem, today announced the release of its HCA Interface Specification 1.0 for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA on Jan. 5-8, 2023. The HCA exhibit is…

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Masonite Announces Retail Availability of M-Pwr Smart Doors

Powered and connected residential front doors will be offered nationwide for renovation, remodeling and new construction Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR), a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors and door systems, today announced that its M-Pwr™Smart Doors will be available for the first time at retail in Home Depot stores later this year. Masonite M-Pwr…

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From a Smart Home to a Smart Yard: Moen Expands the Industry’s First Whole-Home Connected Water Product Suite to the Outdoors

The expansion of smart water technology to the yard allows homeowners to now control and conserver water in the areas they use it most.  Moen is connecting homeowners to the water flowing inside and outside of their homes like never before with an expansion of its award-winning smart water technology to the area of the home where homeowners use the…

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RoseWater Energy Adds New Rep Partners

National roster now includes New England, Mid-Atlantic, Minnesota, and the Dakotas  RoseWater Energy Group, is excited to announce that three manufacturer representative firms are now new partners. The trio of companies are Strateres, Frontline Sales & Marketing, and Hill Residential Systems. “The buzz about RoseWater Energy continues to grow. Reps and integrators now realize that not all power is created equally and…

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PowerShades Names New Director of Business Development

Josh Barnett will work to attain new business opportunities and grow PowerShades’ Dealer Network PowerShades, an industry-leading provider of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications, announces that company has promoted Josh Barnett to the position of Director of Business Development.  Barnett’s responsibilities in this role will include expanding PowerShades’ dealer network with new business opportunities, and working closely with the…

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